Booking Terms & Conditions

This page has all my booking information for guided walking, backpacking trips and winter skills. Before you book a guided walk please check my calendar for availability first. Then get in touch to let me know where, when and what you want to do and we can take it from there!

“Hill walking, mountaineering and mountain biking are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”

Above is a participation statement that should be read before making a booking. I strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance which specifically covers hill walking and mountain biking. Not all policies cover these activities.

Everyone coming on a guided walk must complete a booking form. If it is for a private or bespoke guided trip please wait until we have sorted out the dates. Under 18’s can only take part if they are with a parent or guardian who must counter sign their booking form. I can email a booking form to you if you prefer to be returned by email or post.

How much does it cost?

  • 1 person @ £180 per day
  • 2 people @ £200 per day
  • 3 people @ £220 per day
  • 4 people @ £240 per day
  • 5 people @ £260 per day
  • 6 people @ £280 per day
  • ice axe & crampon hire @ £10 per day

I am also running a programme of guided walking events that are open for anyone to book. These run throughout the year, but have a different pricing structure. Because of this each individual event has the price clearly displayed. Additionally these walks require a minimum of three people booking onto them to go ahead with a maximum of six.


Payment is required in full before setting off on the hill and bank transfers are preferred. If you wish to pay using a different method please contact me to discuss. I am happy to take payment by cash if that is the easiest way.

Bookings for multi-day trips longer than three days require a non-refundable deposit of £180 to secure your dates. This is equivalent to one day of guiding. Basically it guarantees that I will hold those dates for you and plan your trip accordingly.

When booking onto one of my scheduled guided walking events I will require a deposit of £80. This will guarantee your place on the walk. For a one day event this equivalent be the full cost of the walk. After making your booking I will send you a confirmation including payment details.


If you would like to cancel or change you booking please contact me as soon as possible. I am happy to discuss options with you. Please be aware that I would always prefer to rearrange you booking whenever possible so always get in touch. My cancellation terms are as follows:

  • cancellation less that 48 hours before trip you receive no refund
  • cancellation between 2 weeks and 48 hours you receive a 50% refund
  • cancellation 2 weeks before trip you receive a full refund

In rare circumstances I may have to cancel or postpone a walk. If this happens then I will suggest another walk if suitable, different dates a full refund.


Be aware that if weather conditions are too bad then plans may need to be changed. This is chiefly for safety reasons and is generally more common in winter months. Please check out the Met Office or Mountain Weather Information Service for more information about the weather forecast for the hills. Additionally both of these sites these have some great resources for learning about the weather.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve put together the most frequently asked questions about guided walking trips and bookings with me here. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you cannot find the answer to you question.